Orpington CC Colts Cricket 2018

Happy New Year to you all and I hope that you have enjoyed the festivities.

I wanted to give you a heads up of our thoughts for the junior cricket in 2018.  Final arrangements will be confirmed once we have clearer idea of how many youngsters want to be involved this coming season AND if we have enough coaches & parent help to run the teams and coaching sessions.  Please do let me know if you can help in some capacity whether it be help running a team, coaching, scoring or umpiring. Orpington CC will be help pay any training costs if you are willing to coach and are interested in becoming 'qualified'.

All our junior cricket coaching sessions will be run by ECB qualified coaches and currently these are all volunteers but if we do not have sufficient qualified coaches we will need to consider alternative plans.

Our current thoughts are that we will run the junior section with similar arrangements to the previous couple of seasons but these will be confirmed in due course when we know numbers registered etc. As in previous seasons we will send out the registration details in February.


U15s (school years 9 & 10) will be run by Ash Kaushik helped by Rob Mason

Training will be on Monday evenings between 18.30 and 20.00 starting in late April.

Games will typically be on Sunday mornings. We have entered one u15 team in the North Kent Junior League (NKJL)


U13s (school years 7 & 8) will be run by Brian Lane helpers TBC 

Training will be on Thursday evenings between 18.15 and 20.00 starting in late April.

Most games will be midweek starting at 17.30 but there is likely to be a couple of games on Saturday or Sunday morning. We have entered one u13 team in the NKJL - if we have sufficient registered players and parent help we may be able to enter a second team


U11s (school years 5 & 6) will be run by Hayden Alcock helped by Andy Alcock, Caroline Barrs and the Young Leaders. We will use a combination of softball and hardball for u11 coaching varying drills according to confidence and experience of the players.

Training will be on Thursday evenings between 18.15 and 20.00

Most games will be midweek starting at 17.30. We have entered one u11 team in the NKJL. We will also enter a couple of softball KWIK cricket tournaments which are held on Sunday mornings.


ECB All Stars ages 5 - 8 (school years 1 - 4) run by Andy Alcock helped by senior club members and parent helpers

We hope to run Sunday morning sessions starting in May. Have a look at what we ran last season http://orpingtoncc.co.uk/index.php?page=5&sub=4


Costs 2018

Junior membership 2018 (ages 9 -18)  covering Orpington CC club membership and junior coaching sessions April - August £100 per person - siblings will be charged £40 each.

Match fees will be £3 per player per game for those that play.


ECB All Stars - costs yet to be set.


Membership will entitle you to a membership card which can be used to benefit from members' prices at the clubhouse bar.



Orpington CC branded playing & training clothing can be ordered and purchased through Cook & Matthews Sports shop in Chislehurst. They also have a good stock of bats and cricket protection (helmets, pads, gloves etc) see http://www.cookandmatthewssport.co.uk/


At the beginning of the season we will also hold a second-hand sale where donated used kit and equipment can be bought at bargain prices.


Senior Cricket at Orpington CC

For those in school years 9 and above and who are interested in playing senior cricket, there will be further opportunities in the coming season. Orpington CC will continue to use a third pitch in Goddington Park next to our own pitches. We would also like to run an Orpington CC 5th XI in 2018 but we do need extra players to sustain this. We would love it if there are any Dads, Uncles, brothers, friends who would like to join and play for our club at whatever level.  

We always encourage our older colts to play senior cricket which really does develop their game as many of those who have already tried it can testify.

If you know of anyone who would like to join the senior section at Orpington CC, there is a special offer of 50% off senior membership fee for new joiners in year 1. 

Please check our this page for further details http://orpingtoncc.co.uk/index.php?page=15&sub=3

Senior cricket indoor nets sessions start in March on Thursday evenings 20.00 - 21.30 at St Michael's school, Otford.  Some of our older colts will be invited to come along to these.


Other junior cricket opportunities in 2018

We don't currently run any specific junior training in the spring term however there are two opportunities that you could take advantage of. These are not run by Orpington CC :

Kind Regards,
Brian Lane
Chairman of Colts
Orpington CC